Sunshine Coast is one of the most popular regions among domestic and international tourists to Australia.
This is because the warm local climate and idyllic beaches, forests, lakes and mountains have led it to becoming known as a paradise where tourists can relax, play sports or enjoy pleasant times with family and friends.
Covering over 40,000 hectares, Noosa National Park is a reserve extending to the Weyba, Peregian and Coolum lake regions. The park is home to several species of rare vegetation, and its preservation is essential for the region’s environmental balance. The beaches are ideal for surfing on days with high swells, or snorkelling in the crystal clear waters when the ocean is flat.
Noosa National Park Website
Address: Park Road
Noosa Heads 4567 QLD
The World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. With 123 km in length and 23 km in width, extending over an area of 184,000 hectares, the island’s natural beauty enchants visitors from all over the world. The combination of white sandy beaches, over 100 lakes and exuberant rainforest make the island unique.
Fraser Island Website
Formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity, the mountains are one of the main attractions in Sunshine Coast. In the Glass House Mountains National Park, visitors can practice adventure sports such as climbing and trekking, or enjoy a picnic in the natural setting.
Glass House Mountains Website
Address: Glass House Mountains 4518 QLD
The lakes that make up Noosa Everglades have characteristic surrounding vegetation, with several rare and endangered species. The everglades are best explored by boat or kayak, which can be hired through a local tour agency.